Board of Directors
Shelley first visited Kenya and Uganda through a Visiting Orphans trip in October 2011, after the loss of her daughter Gaby Hope. This trip led to God showing her that He wanted more obedience as He continued to develop her passion for overlooked children. God also began a treasured friendship between Shelley and Haven of Hope Director, Nellie. One step in her journey was founding the ministry Hope Grafted In. Shelley and her husband Gabe have a passion for speaking up for those that cannot speak up for themselves. God has given them 6 children. Shelley is the Executive Director of HGI.
Dan earned his undergraduate degree in Education from IWU and his MBA from Taylor University. His passion for the fatherless stems from his life as a foster father. He is married to his wife, Meghan, and together they are the parents of 6 children. He is passionate about the lives of children and helping them to realize the most abundant life possible.
Vicki has always had a passion for children and for marginalized groups. She took her first trip to Uganda in 2014 and started volunteering for Hope Grafted In that same year. Vicki is active in her church and directs a soccer league that includes programming for special needs children. She believes all children deserve a life where they feel loved and can thrive. Vicki works full-time at Trine University where she chairs the Department of Science. Vicki and her husband, Craig, are the parents of four children.
Amy became involved with Hope Grafted In in 2012 and took her first trip to Kenya and Uganda to visit the ministry partners in December of that year. She has had a burden for the orphan cause for years and she and her husband felt God calling them to adopt from the U.S. foster care system. In November of 2013, they finalized the adoption of two teenage brothers. In addition to their two sons, Amy also has four stepchildren.
Two international adoptions not only gave Courtney and herh usband, Bob, the gift of daughters from Haiti and Ethiopia, but these journeys further prompted Courtney’s calling to care for the fatherless, vulnerable and marginalized. Feeling led to serve, she accepted a volunteer role with Hope Grafted In, assisting with child sponsorship. In an effort to live out the Gospel as a family, she and her husband lead a church-based ministry that advocates for vulnerable children, and they volunteer as a host family for Safe Families. Courtney is a mother to five amazing children and an elementary school teacher.
Gabe & Shelley Brown
Mark & Lisa Peckinpaugh